Asterionella bleakeleyi W. Sm. 1856




Collection 841

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W. Sm., Syn. British Diat., vol. 2, p. 82, 1856 (Patrick and Reimer 1966).

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Specimen imaged is from the E. F. Stoermer collection #1522.

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  • This species is usually slightly swollen in the middle region in both valve and girdle view. The type locality for this taxon is Marine, Harwich (Patrick and Reimer 1966).

  • Ecology
    This taxon is usually found in brackish coastal waters, in estuaries of rivers or bays. In the Great Lakes, occurrences are most common in Lake Ontario and in marginal lakes and river mouths and nearby coastal waters (Patrick and Reimer 1966).

    Size ranges and morphology

  • Length is 45 to 65 micrometers (Patrick and Reimer 1966).
  • Striae are fine, about 20 to 27 in 10 micrometers (Patrick and Reimer 1966).